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datapine offers you easy access to all the metrics that you need to understand your business and react on unexpected events. Our comprehensive user management allows you to share interesting dashboards with certain colleagues or whole departments in a secure environment.

For us the era of being “just” real-time and having a screen that shows some well-designed charts is over. Interaction with data, collaboration and communication have become essential parts of any data analysis.

Lately, story telling with data is one of the biggest trends in business intelligence. But what if instead of a set of slides you can make your own story? With datapine, you will be able to drill-down into data sets of interest, navigate through relevant data guided by predefined paths, go back in time and view historical data, and much more. All within one or two clicks. This is how we define the future of visual presentation of information.

With datapine everyone in your company will have access to professional dashboards. You will have the choice to display charts in different shapes, colors, sizes and in any order you want. The dashboards are browser-based and can be easily shared across your company or customers, allowing its recipients to define their own data story by using a wide range of interactive exploration elements. It’s easy, fast, and your tech department doesn’t need to be involved in any development. To get some inspiration, check out our stunning dashboard examples and templates below!


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Imagine starting your day with a one-minute view of every metric that matters to your business, all visualized beautifully in easy-to-understand graphs and charts like on our dashboard examples above. That’s the one minute you need to get an overview of your operations and make sure that your business is performing as expected.

Without datapine your data might be stored across different platforms. Information dispersed across an unconnected collection of databases, spreadsheets, systems and applications makes it hard to see the big picture. Checking through these sources in an attempt to grasp important information eats up a lot of time. Instead, we want you to use your valuable time to make important decisions.

Typically, it’s a hard task to gather all information in one place, but “typical” is the past. With datapine, you do not need to occupy your tech team with a data visualization project for weeks. You will not need to learn special skills or programming languages either but can start right away visualizing and sharing your metrics.

Our professional dashboard software empowers you to build your own story from your data. We let you monitor and compare KPIs in real-time, create geographical maps and dynamic reports. A variety of interactive control elements provides your dashboard recipients the possibility to drill-down into specific data sets, to filter the whole dashboards by certain criteria or to browse through a number of preselected data series. Plus: It will take minutes, instead of weeks or months to get started.



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Sharing is caring. This is especially the case when you share relevant metrics and insights with your team. Our dashboards provide a neat solution to the mind numbing but avoidable request: “can I have an update on…”. Being up to date with the latest KPIs means more effective meetings and more informed decisions.

With datapine, teams can access, watch and interact with the business data that matters to them. Empower your employees to make their own queries and generate insights themselves. Sharing a dashboard is as easy as sending a link, within one click everyone is up to date.

Your team can access datapine on their tablets or in their browser, with the degree of interactivity that you assigned to them. With this granular access management you can ensure that each dashboard recipient only sees the data that is relevant to him.

Another way to keep your colleages, partners and shareholders in the loop is set up a scheduled report at your preferred time and frequency. Besides, every dashboard can be exported in a PDF, CSV or PNG format.


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Why Are Business Dashboards Important For Modern Business?

No matter what sort of business you own, operate or manage, there are countless gears and cogs constantly turning in order to make it work. From the supply chain and suppliers, to finances, accountants, production line management, customer relations and management, there are hundreds of facets that affect the ultimate success or failure of your business. This is a lot to monitor and it is even more difficult to consider every aspect of your business impartially and simultaneously.

A modern business dashboard is a sort of information tool that helps you manage the hundreds of vital parts of your operations. This management tool simplifies large, complex data sets into manageable and meaningful visualizations that can be utilized to make responsive adjustments and ensure a smooth and profitable course of operations. These visualizations center around revealing and demonstrating trends, ratios, gross and net fluctuations, market concerns and any other relevant information to your business.

The importance of dashboards is that they provide an at-a-glance overview of how your entire business is operating, much like a dashboard in a car. These are not oversimplifications, but rather consider every piece of information in order to paint a coherent and accessible picture of your operations. While drivers rely on their automobile dashboards to ensure a safe and secure journey, so too are dashboards becoming ever more important in today’s business climate. In order to assure your business’s longevity and stability, dashboards benefit your entire endeavor by simplifying otherwise overly complex information into a unified interface.

Dashboards are important for many reasons; they allow you to gather as much meaningful information as possible from large data sets, they consolidate information into a single, legible interface, they save on time and manpower and they provide an objective recapitulation of progress to serve as a foundation for discussions, team-building and future projects. To give you an idea how state-of-the-art business dashboards should look like take a closer look at our dashboard examples and templates for different business departments above.


Which Different Types of Business Dashboards Exist?

The use of dashboards is becoming increasingly more mainstream in today’s economic climate: not simply for the ease of accessibility, but because of the inherent ability for business dashboards to be custom designed for a particular operation, depending on the goals of the business management and what information is necessary to have on hand. It comes down to the questions, ‘what problem do you need to solve’?

There are a myriad of types and customizations of dashboards, however there are two primary types of business dashboards; Analytical ones and Operational ones. Analytical business dashboards are designed to afford you insight based on data collected over time; they answer the question ‘how is your business doing’, based on in-depth analyses of data collected during your past operations.

Analytical dashboards can be employed to identify patterns and opportunities, design strategic aims and compare trends over time. In the simplest sense, analytical dashboards help you evaluate the current status of your business and address questions such as; are profits higher or lower than last year? Where are our most and least productive operational regions? Has a particular marketing campaign been successful?

The other predominant business dashboard type is the operational dashboard. Operational dashboards are designed to help reveal whether business operations are on track or not. They can be used when it is imperative to act on issues quickly, for example in regards to sales, marketing, customer services and queries and supply-chain management. While there are inevitably some similarities between analytical and operational dashboards, operational dashboards specialize in the ability to help you develop forecasts and business predictions, and to act on essential information immediately.

There are many variations of dashboards, and even analytical and operational ones can be tailor-made for your business or particular business aims. It is merely a matter of identifying what the relevant information is and what are your entrepreneurial aspirations, restrictions, strengths and weaknesses.

5 Simple Best Practices For Your Business Dashboards

Dashboards are a vital part of any organization and may serve as the foundation for any meeting, investigation or decision-making process in you company. They are a succinct and valuable source of information and their growing recognition is unequivocally due to their universal relevance. Now that you are ready to design or employ a dashboard for your business, whether an operational, analytical or custom-built one like one of the dashboard examples above, there are certain rules which you must follow. Specifically, there are five general themes governing the best practices for business dashboards.

1) Make Your Metrics Matter: The time spent designing and implementing a dashboard will not be useful if the information contained is irrelevant. Make sure to research what information is actually necessary to include before beginning to design it.

2) Stick to Visuals: Any designer will tell you that it is often tempting to rely on words, sentences and writing to get a message across. Keep your dashboard clean, simple and visual or risk undermining your efforts entirely.

3) Make it Interesting: Sifting through excessive information is boring. Utilize the directness of visualizations to maintain your audience’s attention. When you can make your dashboard interactive, you are guaranteeing a more interested audience and a more robust transmission of information.

4) Only Use Relevant Data: If your data is erroneous, incomplete or inaccurate, there is no sense in creating a dashboard. Take the time and invest the right efforts in research and the final product will be exponentially more effective.

5) Simple and Accessible: Dashboards are only valuable if they can be assessed by everyone; the information should be clean, accurate, direct and easily understood from the first instant.

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